The NY Jets returned to the practice field on Tuesday and practiced for the final time before their preseason opener on Thursday. It was a light day for the Jets, who practiced without pads, given that the team is just two days away from actual preseason action.
Defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers and wide receiver Corey Davis returned to practice in a limited capacity after missing a few days with injury and illness. Meanwhile, Garrett Wilson is expected to be back as early as this weekend.
Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters that Zach Wilson will start in the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday and that Mekhi Becton would play around 20-25 snaps as he continues to work his way back into playing condition.
It was a shirt practice for the Jets on Tuesday, but these five players all managed to impress.
Standout: Jason Brownlee, WR, NY Jets
You've probably already seen or heard about it by now, but Jets rookie wide receiver Jason Brownlee made the play of the entire summer during Tuesday's practice. Not just for the Jets, either. You'd be hard-pressed to find a more impressive catch made by any player on any team this summer.
Brownlee skied over defensive back Craig James, lept into the air, and made a miraculous one-handed catch on a deep ball down the sideline from Zach Wilson. It was a catch many described as Odell Beckham-esque.
Take a look if you haven't seen yet:
Brownlee did injure his shoulder/arm on the play and was held out for the remainder of practice, but Robert Saleh didn't sound too concerned about the injury when speaking to reporters after practice.
Few players have done more to improve their stock this summer than Brownlee. If the Jets were forced to decide on their 53-man roster right now, it would be very difficult to leave him off the team.